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Personalized jewelry made in the USA by Messages in Metal

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There is nothing more fabulous than personalized jewelry. It is incredible to have a special piece of jewelry which bears something personal; whether it be initials, a name,  a date, an event, or something near and dear to your heart. When I heard about Messages in Metal based in Montana, I was thrilled! Here is a company that makes personalized jewelry made in the USA. Love!

Messages in Metal creates a wide variety of jewelry which you can personalize for yourself, or as a gift. They have so many different options to choose from! It’s like being a kid in a candy store! I love the name necklaces, the vintage designs, and the family collection.

I chose to have a necklace created with the names of my three kids. Alongside their name, is their birthstone. It’s an incredibly special necklace I know I will cherish for years to come. I’m also a sucker for bold pieces, so the Tranquility necklace was right up my alley. I love how it’s a bold piece which is eye catching, yet also has a special place in my heart since it reflects the names of my children.

One of the fabulous things I love about Messages in Metal is that they are speedy! I received the necklace roughly a week after ordering it. This is because they are made right here in the USA; more specifically, they are made in Montana! You don’t have to worry about waiting weeks for your jewelry from some factory oversees. It is made right here in the states! Love that!

I love the high quality jewelry Messages in Metal creates. Plus, the prices are really good! You will find most of their jewelry is priced under $100. Love!

To see the entire collection, please visit MessagesInMetal.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*sponsored by Messages in Metal, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Classic mustard wrap dress for fall by San Francisco designer Karen Klein

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pictured: silver ball earrings c/o SugarFix by BaubleBar / Bobbi Brown lipstick “Plum” / mustard wrap dress c/o Karen Klein / Chloe Nile / black and silver leather watch / Chanel fall nail polish / bold silver cuff (on major sale!) / Gucci slides

Mustard is such a hot color this fall! Although it is a traditional autumn hue, it has not been as popular as it is this season for many, many years! This is actually the first time mustard has been popular that I have put it into my closet, and loved it!

I was thrilled when Karen Klein reached out to me to introduce me to her collection. Her collection has several mustard pieces in classic, and fashion-forward styles; so I was excited to learn more about her, and share the collection with you! Karen Klein is a local, San Francisco Bay Area designer. Her designs come to life right here in San Francisco! I love that her clothing is not only made in the USA, it is made in San Francisco! Love!

Karen Klein clothing is fabulous because it is made to fit any shape or size. When I attend fashion week in New York, I see SO MANY styles go down the runway that can only be worn by a size 000. If you look around you, how many people are a size 000? Um, I rarely see one! Most people walking around are wearing sizes much higher then 000, 00, 0, 2, and 4. The last time I wore a 4 I was a freshman in high school. I wear an 8 now, and I am perfectly happy with my size. It is so refreshing to look at Karen Klein’s collection and know that all of it will not only fit me, but it will look good on me! Let’s face it, just because something comes in your size, does not mean it will look good. Karen Klein’s clothing just looks good on any size body!

When I look good, I feel good. I love clothing which makes me feel secure in myself. This wrap dress looks good, and it is really comfortable, Plus, it can double as a topper over jeans, and a thin sweater when the weather gets cooler this winter. I look forward to wearing it over jeans-and yes, I will post that look later in the season when the weather calls for it.

In addition to this dress, I also have this black dress by Karen Klein, and this fabulous jacket. Those too, will come to the blog soon! So stay tuned. . .

Be sure to check out more from Karen  Klein at her website, UbyKarenKlein.com

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Karina dress spring 2017 and giveaway

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Wearing: tassel earrings in ivory / YSL lipstick / spring 2017 dress c/o Karina (Made in the USA!!) / Shore Projects watch (blue sold out, also love this one) / Kendra Scott ring / Mansur Gavriel Tote / LondonTown Dolly Mix nail polish (9-free) c/o / Valentino Tango pumps

Karina’s spring 2017 collection is here! I am so excited. You may remember the last time I wore a Karina dress, online here. I love that dress, and will still be able to wear it this spring. BUT, isn’t it nice to have something from the brand new season!!

This classic, feminine, and perfect dress by Karina for spring is exactly what my closet needed. My former LBD (Little Black Dress) wore out, so I was hoping to find a new one for spring 2017. I was thrilled when Karina offered me a dress from their new spring collection. Although not a true LBD, this dress fits perfectly into the LBD mold. It will be my go-to for all my last minute occasions, as well as planned events! Love!

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our winter weather has just started to change. We normally start to have spring days in February. So, this past weekend, when there was a break in the rain, the 60-degree weather we had Sunday morning felt like spring! I was lucky enough to be able to wear this dress in the morning before heading home to watch the Super Bowl. I lucked out because that afternoon the temperature dropped, and the rain started! Whew!

It was fun to wear a spring outfit-at least for a couple of hours over the weekend. This dress is so comfortable, and it is great quality. I know I will get a lot of wear out of it this upcoming spring season.

Karina has a fabulous collection of spring dresses in addition to this one. Definitely check out the whole line! You will fall in love; just like I did! Plus, who doesn’t love something made in the USA!!! Love that!

Since I love Karina dresses so much, I am thrilled to say that I have partnered with Karina to host a giveaway! Karina will award one lucky winner a beautiful new Karina dress! Whoo-hoo!! You will get to choose your dress! Isn’t that amazing! Please note: by entering this Giveaway, you will be signing up for Karina’s mailing list. Don’t worry, they aren’t spammy at all, and you will love their emails!

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You can find this dress and more from Karina’s spring 2017 collection online here.

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